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FIRE PROTECTION AT CAPE CANAVERAL

Issue 3 and Volume 113.

FIRE PROTECTION AT CAPE CANAVERAL FRANK HANIFIN —Photo courtesy Akron Brass Manufacturing Co., Inc. —Photo courtesy Akron Brass Manufacturing Co., Inc. —Official RCA MTP Photographic Laboratory photo RCA MTP Photographic, Laboratory photo FIRE ENGINEERING is one of 16 engineeering publications invited by the U. S. Air Force to visit the Air Force Missile Test Center at Cape Canaveral recently. This article is based on personal observation at the test center, and on an interview with Fire Chief Norris Gray who commands the fire fighting forces there. PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS, which operates the Atlantic Missile Range under the direction of the Air Force Missile Test Center, maintains a fire department at the Cape Canaveral missile launching area. The department is commanded by Fire Chief Norris Gray, who has been stationed at the base since October 1949; first as a civil service fire fighter, and since 1954 (after Pan American was…

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